February 8th, 2012
JAMES CITY â€“ It only takes a few bad apples to ruin the quality of life in a community.
This is the case in James City where some residents reportedly are allowing their garbage to pile up outside their homes rather than pay for garbage collection.
A stink over uncollected garbage was aired Wednesday at a meeting of the Highland Township Board of Supervisors at the township building in James City.
Louise Schmidt reached the 18-gallon milestone Monday when she donated blood at the American Red Cross Bloodmobile stop at the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
She has donated blood for many years.
A total of 27 full units of blood were collected during the six-hour Bloodmobile visit at the church's Barlett Hall. The goal was 28 units.
Judith M. Haight of Ludlow, the volunteer chairman of the blood drive, said 30 would-be donors showed up to give blood. However, three were rejected due to medical reasons.
Paul Huckabone of Kane was a first-time donor at the Bloodmobile stop.
The Kane Lady Wolves found the going tough in the first quarter as a scrappy Brockway team was able to create turnovers and keep Kane from scoring easy buckets but the home team eventually earned a 52-37 win.
Kane held a slim 2-point lead after the first quarter. The second quarter would prove to be much better asÂ Kane was able to break the pressure defense and have a big 18-point quarter and take a 12-point lead into halftime.
A community meeting is planned for Thursday, March 1 on a three-year plan for improvements at Evergreen Park in Kane.
The meeting is slated at 6:30 p.m. at the Kane Area Community Center on Fraley Street.
A group known as the â€śFriends of Evergreen Parkâ€ť will conduct the public meeting along with members of the Kane Borough Councilâ€™s Parks Committee.
Dick Bly, chairman of the â€śFriendsâ€ť group and a former Kane borough councilman, said the public would be asked for input on the proposed three-year plan for the park.
RIDGWAY â€“ Elk County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a resolution Tuesday proclaiming their opposition to two controversial sections of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.
Officials said Tuesday that the sections in question, Sections 1021 and 1022, "as proposed, in limited circumstances," allows an American citizen to be "detained by our own United States government and by our Armed Forces" and detention "could last without trial until the end of the hostilities currently authorized by the authorization for use of military force."
Iâ€™m often asked, being wildlife photographer, do I hunt? The answer is yes. In fact, Iâ€™ve hunted since I was sixteen. I canâ€™t say that Iâ€™m a great hunter, but through the years Iâ€™ve been fairly accomplished. In the last ten years or so, Iâ€™ve been highly successful hunting with a camera, and not so with a gun. I think the reason for this is because I get so focused (pardon the pun) on getting that perfect picture, that I pay significantly more attention to everything that is going around me whenever I have a camera in hand.
Isabelle Marie Nicklas, 91, a resident of the Warren Manor Nursing Home, Warren, formerly of Kane, died Sunday morning, Feb. 5, 2012 after an extended illness.
She was born May 16, 1920 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Tiburcio and Louisa M. Cardona. She was employed as a housemaid for private residences. She was of the Catholic faith.
Isabelle is survived by numerous cousins.
The Kane Lady Wolves came out a little flat and the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals kept fighting before Kane hit some crucial free throws at the end of the game to seal the win, 38-34.
Kane fought out early on that the Lady Cardinals were here for a game. The LadyÂ Wolves seemed to have the game under control but the scrappy LadyÂ Cardinals kept inching their way and only trailed 25-23 after three quarters. They were able to limit Kane to only two field goals and one free throw in the third period.
A new plan has been proposed for student pickups at the Kane Elementary School at afternoon dismissal.
Under the plan suggested by School Principal Linda Lorenzo, names of students who are regularly picked up after school will be printed on cardboard placards. Parents will be asked to display the placards inside their vehicle windshields when they arrive at the east parking lot to pick up their children.
A school staff member carrying a two-way radio will be stationed outside near the driveway at the parking lot.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Gov. Tom Corbett professed his early spring preferences just prior to Punxsutawney Phil's 126th annual prognostication early Thursday morning at Gobbler's Knob, but as history has shown, the Seer of Seer relies on nothing else except than his own instinct.
The result, as read by Vice President Mike Johnston: "As I look at the crowd of Gobbler's Knob, many shadows do I see; so six more weeks of winter it must be."
When asked if he was pleased with Punxsy Phil's prognostication, Corbett replied, "No. Now we've got to get PennDOT ready."